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back as a man of the people, as jimmy carter did? there is careful balance. when you look at some of this material, you can see over time that, in fact, they are carefully crafting it as well. i have always been amazed in looking at jimmy carter's inaugural serial, how informal his material tends to be compared to other presidents, and it is clearly a statement that following the nixon years, the imperial presidency, they were going to have a residency of the people -- presidency of the people. you notice that on his tickets, rather than having an inaugural ball, he has an inaugural party, which is a clear statement. then, you can come back to ronald reagan, and lo and behold, no surprise, there is a rejection of the jimmy carter years, with a very formal, gold tickets to inaugural balls, and clearly it is an inaugural ball. the program that seems sort of informal for his, becomes pinched very formal -- becomes very formal just a few years later. this says something about those administrations and what they are trying to conceive and produce during those events, and it also says s
to other locations on capitol hill. from harry truman through jimmy carter, it was always on the east front of the capital. moved by the congressional committee to the west front in 1985, which is where it remains today. kansas, independent line, good morning. caller: i think it is amazing that we all want to complain about every penny that is spent in washington, d.c., because of the inauguration. this is something special that happens every four years. surely, surely, people, you can understand. if you have a wedding, you do not spend that every year. you wait and you spend a fortune. the inauguration is very special to people, we should sit back and relax. it is a big event for our country. like you said, people of other nations do not do this on a regular basis. we do. the cost might not be so expensive if we did not love our guns so much and paid attention to the fact that security is what is costing the big money. host: thank you for the call. this is an etching of the reviewing stand of when president mckinley was sworn in, in front of the white house. the long tradition of having th
to the president. we just saw 88-year-old jimmy carter arriving on the scene. former presidents are almost always in attendance at these events, but today, george herbert walker bush and his son, george w. bush are not in attendance. the elder mr. bush has recently been released from a month-long stay in the hospital due to a respiratory ailment and so both bush families announced that they would not be able to attend because of the poor health of the elder george bush. the president after taking the oath of office will deliver his second inaugural address. following that, kelly clarkson will be singing "my country 'tis of thee." and these are the supreme court justices being led in, led by chief justice of the united states john roberts jr. who delivered the oath in 2009. here is the first lady as she is coming in to the capitol. as we mentioned earlier, she's wearig a dress and a coat by the american designer thom browne. navy blue we are told. there's justice sotomayor. nominated to the supreme court by president obama. she will deliver the oath of office to the vice president. justice elena k
john f. kennedy, george h.w. bush, lyndon johnson, president jimmy carter and we'll wrap up the night at 11 eastern with george w. bush's speech. starting tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> why did you write a book about your experience? >> it was an important part of history. i felt it should be brought to bear. there had been some other accounts of the crisis i thought were not completely accurate in terms of what we did and what i did. so i thought it was important for the historical record to present our perspective and for people to understand there were different policy choices and options, disagreements. and that if we want to prevent another crisis from happening again, i really felt the public itself needed to engage more on financial reform, educate themselves better. make it an issue with their elected officials. so i have some policy recommendations at the end of it that i hope people will look at. >> the former head of the deposit corporation on the government's worst financial crisis. her book is bull by the horns sunday at 8:00 on c-span's q&a. yournl continues.
1981, the hostages were being released by iran, jimmy carter was there, he had been up all night, trying to arrange that. as they came off the platform after the speeches, sam donaldson, shouted to carter, are they out yet? he said, no. the ayatollah specifically made it so it wasn't until reagan got to the lunch that the host amtion cleared iranian air space. the second reagan inaugural was even colder, 7 degrees. the only time i ever wore a hat hotel vision. they had to hold the inauguration inside. >> in the rotunda. >> does anybody remember the richard nixon with the dead birds along the road? he was so determined not to have any pigeon droppings fall on him in the limousine with the top down, he had "roost no more" sprayed along the parade route. $13,000 this cost the taxpayers and there were dozens of dead birds lining the streets [overlapping dialogue] >> a troubled administration. >> i remember when president bush 41 was inaugurated and kept getting out of the limousine. there was a great assignment where you are on the photographer's truck. i had a radio mike and they wo
jimmy carter do solemnly swear >> i george herbert walker bush reporter: today you can see that bible at federal hall in new york city, the site of that first swearing-in. to think that his hand touched that. >> yes and not only that, his lips actually kissed the pages in that book >> reporter: national park service ranger ed pinelle says this bible was actually an afterthought. >> everything is prepared for the event. soldiers were in their best uniform. the city officials were in place to receive him. they come to a point where they're about to give the oath. and there's no bible. >> reporter: the nearest bible they could find from st. john's masonic lodge number one. yes, masonic as in free masons. a fraternal order known for charity, fellowship, and secrecy. 14 u.s. presidents were members including george washington. he's obviously held in particularly high esteem here. he's gold >> indeed. indeed. >> reporter: pierce vaughan is master of st. john's lodge which still owns that bible. he and two fellow masons carried the bible. it must always be escorted by three back to their lod
saw the benghazi headlines and thought to themselves jimmy carter. >> during the course of covering the campaign, did you encounter -- do you encounter -- because you come from buzz feed -- sort after distance from the more, for lack ever a better phrase, more established national press corps? >> well, hi -- what i call the lindsay lohan mean girls treatment which -- you know -- lindsay shows up. >> wow. >> you know, people are intrigued. become part of the group. everyone is getting along. then the realization like oh, this journalist is from buzz feed. he is doing something different and the walls can go back up. but that's -- >> tell the truth about having drinks with the president. >> yeah. >> where did you get that idea? >> apparently they asked him why does he party more? he's fun to be around. >> they just don't want to report. >> it funny thing about that -- we were talking about it earlier, it is in the white house logs. you know, where the president flies to, where the president goes. it is a public record. i don't understand the -- >> well, what it came down to who contro
, president jimmy carter, or president barack obama? >> can i get a lifeline? >> if someone is here with you. >> no. >> you are confusing me with regis. >> i'm going to say b? [ buzzer ] >> yeah! >> she gets hoda's book, so she's a winner. >> yeah! okay. so the correct answer, president barack obama. >> it was president obama. justice roberts put the word faithfully in the wrong spot. they had to redo it the next day in the map room at the white house. >> i remember that. >> i think they spoke very slowly the second time through. >> i'm sure they did. back across. >> expecting a little baby this spring from houston, texas. okay. which of the following will not be one of the three bibles president obama will use during the swearing-in ceremonies? a family bible that belonged to his in-laws, the bible used by abraham lincoln, the bible that dr. martin luther king carried with him during his travels and hosa parks' bible that she owned as a civil rights activist? >> rosa parks. >> yes. you're right. you're right. >> wow. congratulations. okay. so that's the one that won't be, but the other thre
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